Family fun at Corfe Castle
From completing family quests to rolling down a really big hill and playing pooh sticks, your next adventure awaits. Experience '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' with the whole family at Corfe Castle.
Top spots for '50 things' at Corfe Castle
- The little bridge on the Wildlife Walk is just made for playing pooh sticks and you could even try building a dam.
- Watch out for birds in the tea-room garden, where the sparrows are really friendly — higher up, you might see ravens and jackdaws.
- When you get to the castle itself you’ll find a big hill just waiting to be rolled down and the grassy banks feel great under bare feet.
- If you lie on your back in the outer bailey you’ll see the clouds whipping past the castle keep, and if you’re feeling extra adventurous, try climbing West Hill. It’s a bit steep but the views are fantastic.
Look out for the ravens
Their nest is high up in the stonework - you might see them come and go. An old legend claims that if the ravens ever leave the castle something terrible will happen. It is said they did disappear for a time shortly before the castle was captured in the English Civil War, but since then they've been nesting here quite happily for hundreds of years.